17 April 2000
A Venice istoriato plate
1570-1575, workshop of Domenico da Venezia, the reverse inscribed Paris
Painted with Paris as a shepherd by a stream near a wooded shoreline, four shepherds at discussion by a building before the distant coastline and the city of Troy at the foot of the mountains (chip to rim at 1 o'clock and well at 10 o'clock, slight chipping to rim, slight restoration to rim between 10 and 12 o'clock)
9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diam.
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This is part of a group of dishes with somewhat rustic single figures of which several are in the Herzog Anton Ulrich Museum, Brunswick. See Johanna Lessmann, Catalogue (Braunschweig 1979), in particular figs. 789-797.
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